Are you a product-focused startup or small manufacturer ready to make your innovative idea a reality?

Win MAGNET's direct, hands-on support!


The period for [M]SPIRE 2017 submissions has closed.

Winners will be chosen Monday, July 1st. Check back for updates!


What is [M]SPIRE?

Created by MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, [M]SPIRE is a regional business competition for product-focused startups and small manufacturers in Northeast Ohio that are aspiring to grow. Whether you're an entrepreneur or established small manufacturer, this competition will help your company expand by offering subsidized consulting services that will help bring your product to market.

How does it work?

To enter just fill out the online application form. Each submission will be evaluated and judged by a panel of experts based on feasibility, economic impact, potential job creation, fit with MAGNET's services, and other factors.

Why should I apply?

GEt connected.

Every entry will receive a connection to an expert or organization that can help you succeed and make your ideas a reality. 

Make a big splash.

Introduce your idea(s) to local experts and get valuable feedback that could help you further your business.

Win a subsidized project.

Select submissions will receive financial subsidies for specific projects to assist with engineering, product development, commercialization research, and other needs.

When are submissions due?

Completed [M]SPIRE 2017 applications are due Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 12:00 PM. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 1.

Need more details?

Click here to visit the [M]SPIRE FAQs or check out what previous winners had to say about [M]SPIRE.